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Support for secondary school students

Secondary school students who are interested in applying to university may be eligible to take part in one of our projects, which will help you learn more about your career options and guide you through the application process.

Reach Edinburgh

Reach Edinburgh is a Widening Participation programme to support eligible S4 to S6 students at state secondary schools in the south-east of Scotland who wish to study law, medicine or veterinary medicine. It offers events and activities to help you better understand your chosen subject and prepares you for the application process.

Access to Creative Education in Scotland (ACES)

Access to Creative Education in Scotland (ACES) is a Widening Participation programme for eligible S4 to S6 students at state secondary schools in the south-east of Scotland who wish to study a visual creative subject such as art, design or architecture. It offers events and activities to help you better understand your chosen subject and prepares you for the application process.

Sutton Trust Summer School

Experience Edinburgh as a real student: living, studying and socialising in the heart of Scotland’s vibrant capital city. Explore subjects you’re interested in, take part in exciting social activities, receive expert support on your journey to university, and stay in halls of residence.

YourEd

YourEd is our secondary schools partnership scheme designed for schools and pupils who may feel unsure if Higher Education (HE) or the University of Edinburgh is for them. We take the University to you: sharing our resources and expertise to bring you into our University community at an earlier stage.

Lothians Equal Access Programme for Schools (LEAPS)

Lothians Equal Access Programme for Schools (LEAPS) is a local outreach programme that aims to raise awareness of opportunities in higher education and increase the number of students going to college or university.

Recognised bridging programmes

Bridging programmes help pupils prepare for higher education and give them the skills and experience needed to transition from high school to university.

Schools for Higher Education Programme (SHEP)

Schools for Higher Education Programme (SHEP) is a Scotland-wide project that aims to raise awareness of opportunities in higher education and increase the number of students going to college or university.